Ana Prvački

Single-channel video, HD colour with sound
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Edition of 5

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Known for her experimental approach, Ana Prvački created Multimask as the first of a series of videos on anxiety and wellness commissioned by the 13th Gwangju Biennial. Prvački’s work combines scientific research, studying human behaviour and emotional effect, resulting in the creation of a unique experience with humour. The artist completed this piece during quarantine with the help and support of her family and friends. Multimask reimagines quarantine and isolation as a time for renewal, personal growth, consciousness and beauty while providing a safe way to interact with others in a social environment. Prvački draws on her training and research in mask-work and its transformational potential.

About the Artist

Ana Prvački’s training and background in music, theatre, mask work, architecture, fine art and beekeeping inform a cross disciplinary practice that ranges from painting to video, performance and augmented reality. Her experimental approach includes scientific research, behavioral study and emotional affect in a strategy for creating unique experiences and an environmentally conscious artistic practice. She has realized solo exhibitions and projects at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; and the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin. Her work has also been included in many international exhibitions, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Singapore Biennial and dOCUMENTA 13. Her performances have been commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, among others. Prvački’s solo exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco won the 2020 Webby Award for its use of augmented reality and is recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for its significant achievement.

Ana Prvački will be presenting her works at Yeo Workshop.